In case you hadn't heard, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl. Here is a quick look at how John and Jim measure up in our Tale of the Tape, though winning Sunday's Super Bowl is what really matters.
The Ravens offensive line will face another tough test in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The 49ers have one of the most physical and effective fronts in the NFL, and one of the most feared pass rushers in football in linebacker Aldon Smith, who will be chasing after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco all evening.
John Harbaugh joked with reporters, playfully encouraging them to ask repetitive questions to his younger brother, Jim, the head coach of the 49ers. He thanked team officials and fans who turned out in droves on a cold and wet day in Baltimore to send the team off. He then promised that his Ravens would be business-like and focused as they try to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
The members of Ravens Nest No. 1 will be cheering on the Ravens in person from their seats in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, as their team takes on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII
His memory is a bit hazy, but Sam Koch remembers watching his first Super Bowl in his family's home in Nebraska and being entranced by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. So while sitting down for either Super Bowl XXIII in January 1989 or XXIV the following year, Koch discovered what he wanted to do when he was older.
Art Modell has again arrived, this time posthumously, at the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He rose to fame and fortune as the owner of the Cleveland Browns, later relocated for no good reason except Modell's poor business sense, to Baltimore and renamed the Ravens.
A super public rally to show local support for the Ravens is planned in downtown Bel Air on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 1, two days before the Super Bowl in New Orleans, where the Ravens will take on the San. Francisco 49ers.
By her calculations, Caroline Boyle said that each of the 200 or so people in line for a "meet-and-greet" with Dennis Pitta would get about 46.4 seconds of face time with the Baltimore Ravens tight end Friday afternoon at the Modell's Sporting Goods store in Parkville.